Who can be a participant?
- Our women’s programs are designed for women transitioning in the workforce – whether that is from unemployment or incarceration, or from one profession into carpentry, weatherization or law enforcement. Our supportive, structured programming acts as a bridge in the transition to new, long-term employment.
- Our girls’ programs serve students in the 6th through 12th grades. Financial and participation eligibility vary depending on the program.
Can I afford it?
- Many of our programs are available at no cost to qualified candidates. Where there is a cost associated with programming, most participants qualify for financial aid from various sources. Eligibility is determined by agency. We will help you find resources and apply!
Do I need experience?
- No! These are introductory training programs that help women to enter into a variety of careers.
How often do the programs take place?
- Classes and trainings take place in the Burlington and central Vermont areas several times a year. Please contact us for starting information about the program you are interested in.
What is a “green” job?
- A green job is one that contributes to preserving or enhancing environmental quality. The green economy needs workers with new skill sets – some are new positions, but even more are existing jobs that are being transformed as industries transition to a clean energy economy. The Vermont Green program helps train women to meet this growing demand.
What if I don’t want to go into construction?
- While Vermont Works for Women’s history is solidly rooted in working in the trades, as the economic environment shifted, so have our program offerings. Programming has expanded from the original core and we now offer training in a wide variety of occupations.
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